(White label pressing with orange print and MM/ER etch. Label has a Record Rama stamp.)
Gregory Isaacs —
Mr Isaacs ... LP Earthquake/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy (reissue)...
Fantastic early material from Gregory Isaacs – captured here early in his career, and working in a deep roots reggae mode – recording at Channel One with great direction from Ossie Hibbert! The set's laidback and righteous, in ways that let all the soulful qualities of Isaac's vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gregory Isaacs & Dennis Brown —
Judge Not ... LP Musicworks (Jamaica), 1984. Very Good ...
Three nice lengthy tracks each from these two reggae greats, produced by Gussie Clarke. Dennis turns in "Crazy List", "Judge Not" and "Deceiving Girl", Gregory performs "Live & Love", "Street Walker" and "Inner City Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early material from Gregory Isaacs – captured here early in his career, and working in a deep roots reggae mode – recording at Channel One with great direction from Ossie Hibbert! The set's laidback and righteous, in ways that let all the soulful qualities of Isaac's vocals ... read moreCD
Superb harmony numbers from the tail end of the roots era. Sylvan Morris, Gladstone Anderson, Bingy Bunny, Bo Peep, Flabba Holt, RobbieShakespeare, Style Scott, Sly Dunbar, Bongo Herman, SkyJuice, Scully, Tommy McCook, Deadly Headly Bennet, and Bobby Ellis all lend a helping hand. 10 numbers in ... read moreCD
Mostly produced by Parker Lee, with Jamal Ski, Jazzy Nice and Todd Ray. Includes "Jump, Spread Out", "Hangin' Tree", "Poom Poom", "Jah Jah Vibes", "Put It On (Pure Braggadap)" and "Terrible Man". (Hip Hop, Reggae)CD
Bass Culture, but way more than that too – as the album is a classic kernel of wisdom from the great Linton Kwesi Johnson – done up in the mix of spoken and sung passages that always made his records so unique! Dennis Bovell handles the backing and mixing – with lots of nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album From LKJ, a tough and tight follow up to Dread Beat and Blood, with the poet coming just as hard out the box this time around as the first. Johnson's righteous lyrical indignation, terse delivery, and rhythmic focus dovetail perfectly with tight, fat riddims from a crack band ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A modern dub classic! Dennis Bovell had really hit his stride with many of these rhythms laid down for the great dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson's Forces of Victory and Bass Culture LPs, and they're given just the right touch of tasty dub effects here. Nice horn lines float over thunderous bass ... read moreCD
Massive dancefloor filling tracks, produced by Sly & Robbie as Taxi, with the huge hit "Her Comes The Hotstepper", plus "Call The Police", 'Gunshot", "Pull Up The Cork" and "Trouble You Trouble Me", twelve tracks in all. CD
A 70s dub masterpiece – and one of the records that really set the standard for the genre! Producer Winston Riley first rose to reggae fame in the Techniques, but here he's a master of the instrumental mode – working with a group of all-star musicians at Harry J's and King Tubby's ... read moreCD
Wicked dub from mighty King Tubby – a set of reworked sounds from cuts by Jackie Edwards, Johnny Clarke, John Holt, Horace Andy, and others – all given some heavy-bottomed touches by Tubby! The tracks are all instrumentals, with plenty of bass bubbling in an echoey pit – mixed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wild dubs from the legendary King Tubby – not really a proper live record, but rather an amazing batch of studio extrapolations that Tubby let loose at a famous concert with The Wailers – reworked beautifully in the studio with some really incredible sounds! Heavy, hypnotic rhythms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right ... read moreCD
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires —
Disco Reggae ... LP Dynamic Sounds (Jamaica), 1975. Very Good- ...
Lee, ever the entrepreneur, looks to capitalize on the huge stateside disco trend with this album, though there's little disco here, and mostly workman like reggae, that's not particularly outstanding. The sole disco effort is a take on "The Hustle", and the rest of set includes "Roc ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
A dozen posthumous duets: "No More Trouble" with Erykah Badu, "Rebel Music" with Krayzie Bone, "Johnny Was" with Guru, "Concrete Jungle" with Rakim, "Rastaman Chant" with Busta Rhymes & the Flipmode Squad, "Guiltiness" with the Lost ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has marker though the barcode.)
Bob Marley —
Legend ... LP Island, 1970s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended ... read moreCD
Early, early Coxsone Dodd produced sides of groovy rocksteady, voiced by a young Bob Marley with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. While we don't find this material nearly as compelling as his later work produced by Lee Perry and then his huge international hits, it's great Studio One rocksteady and an ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Burnin' ... LP Island, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Quite possibly THE Bob Marley album – or at least the record that really exploded the man from the Jamaican scene into huge global fame – thanks to a universally soulful sound that moved the record way past the barriers that were holding the rest of Kingston sounds back from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s purple label pressing in barcode cover.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Gold ... CD Island, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ...
A breakthrough album from Bob Marley – a set that was recorded equally in Kingston and London, and which has a globe-spanning vibe to match! Marley's star had already been rising by the time of this set – but this album helped cement both his lasting power, and the worldwide influence ... read moreCD
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Soul Rebels ... CD Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy ...
A record that's got maybe the cheesiest cover of any album by Bob Marley – and a set that's a bit notorious, too – as producer Lee Perry never shared money with the Wailers for the first few years of release! Still, the package is a key part of the Bob Marley story – especially ... read moreCD
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Survival ... LP Island, 1979. Very Good ...
One of the sharpest, most righteous albums from Bob Marley – in case you couldn't guess from the title, which is his response to a recent assassination attempt! The whole thing's got a very classic vibe – and the lyrics have even more of a political current than some of Marley's other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Uprising ... LP Island, 1980. Near Mint- ...
Marley's last studio LP, this effort shows there was no letting up, either in his political stance or fiery songwriting. With the solid original rhythm section of Family Man & Carlton Barrett and the beautiful backing harmonies of the I-Three's, this set includes classic takes of "Redempti ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second LP from this British reggae band, one of the first of their kind. Matumbi paved the way for groups like Steel Pulse & Aswad, before there really was a native British reggae scene. Although the group included the great Dennis Bovell –who was the man behind most of the important ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great meeting of classic and contemporary – as Zara McFarlane is joined here by Dennis Bovell – in a dubby groove that recalls some of Bovell's best work from years past! The tune's maybe the best song ever written by Augustus Pablo, and it's given a very loving rework here – ... (Neo Soul, Reggae)read more12-inch, Vinyl record
A seminal set from The Melodians – and a record titled after their classic single, which really helped lay the groundwork for the rise of righteous reggae in the 70s! The work here is a key bridge between the soul-inspired work of previous Jamaican trios, and some of the important roots acts ... read moreCD
A record that will definitely send you to the promised land – thanks to its wonderful use of dub-style production, which creates waves and waves of heavenly sound! The tracks are long and open-ended – much more so than some of the shorter dubs of the time – served up in these ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mighty cool little package – one that features both the full Planet Earth album, and the Planet Mars Dub version of the record – presented in a great style that features the albums intertwined, so that each regular track followed by the dub version! The Mighty Diamonds' vocals are ... read moreCD
Mighty Sparrow —
Slave ... CD National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy ...
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... (Global Grooves, Reggae)read moreCD
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... (Global Grooves, Reggae)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jacob Miller has been most well known as the lead singer for the hit reggae group Inner Circle, though he also enjoyed no small success, and cut many great sides, as a solo artist. This collection, part of the United Artist Anthology Of Reggae Collector series compiled in the late 70s, brings ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal sounds from the mighty Sugar Minott – a singer who's sweet-voiced style was perfect for the changes going on at Studio One in the late 70s! Sugar grew up on the soulful styles of the rocksteady years – and here, as Studio One begins to step into some dancehall modes, his vocals ... read moreCD
Jackie Mittoo —
Wishbone ... CD Summus/Light In The Attic, 1971. Used ...
A sweet little set from organist Jackie Mittoo – one that has him stepping out nicely in all his best modes! Some tracks here are straight rocksteady instrumentals, but others get a bit of 70s funk in the mix – soaring out with a vibe that's almost like some of Alan Hawkshaw's organ ... read moreCD
A classic album of rocksteady genius from Derrick Morgan – a set that showcases both his efforts as a soulful singer and producer – working here with a variety of artists on recordings for his own Hop Records label! Side one features Morgan in the lead – with vocals that slide up ... read moreCD
The complete Pama recordings of Derrick Morgan – served up here on two full albums, plus a heck of a lot of bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Moon Hop album – a set titled after one of Morgan's biggest singles, and one that has a bit of a different groove too! The album was ... read moreCD
Pablo Moses' excellent Revolutionary Dream set, reissued here as part of the Anthology Of Reggae Collectors. While he never achieved the notoriety he deserved, or really matched the quality of this set, Moses was one of the best of the latter day Rasta singers and songwriters. The style here has ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Second volume of sweet, soulful dubs, with Harry Mudie turning over the choicest pieces from his catalog of rhythms to the great King Tubby to dub up, and he does so in fine, fine form. Tubby's respectful but still radical reworking of these numbers is one of our favorite, though lesser known dub ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A righteous classic from Hugh Mundell – maybe the singer's greatest record, and a definite slice of power and knowledge from the roots reggae generation! Hugh arranged the set with Augustus Pablo, and the record's got some of that kicked-back rhythm of Pablo's own records – that style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cut corner and some edge wear.)
Mustard Plug pays homage to classic ska in the early 90s ska punk era, skewering the cliches of the day while still feeling akin to the punk dive circuit of the time. A lot of fun and pretty endearing in retrospect. Tracks include "Skank By Numbers", "Too Stoopid", "Schoolbo ... (Cassettes, Reggae)read moreCassette
Nice little Christmas ska split single from the Danish scene – with longtime scenesters Napoleon Solo and worthy contemporary ska revivalists Leo & The Lineup! "Merry Christmas Everybody" is a toasty ska-inspired cover of the Slade song by Napoleon Solo while Leo & The ... (Holiday Music, Reggae)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A rare moment from the hazy final days of the Black Ark – deeply dark grooves from Native, and a set that's got a surprisingly strong story too – as told in the detailed liner notes! Lee Scratch Perry works his mystical magic on the then largely unknown Wayne Jobson's Native – ... read moreCD
Negril ... LP Micron (Jamaica), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
We're not entirely certain of the precise connection to Pablo here, as this set is credited as Augustus Pablo Presents, but it's excellent all the same – and there is some tasty knob twirling courtesy of the master King Tubby! There's some sweet melodica blowing over some rhythms that sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK pressing with light blue labels. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)
A spiritual classic from Augustus Pablo – and a set that some consider his masterpiece! The album has Pablo completely in charge – producing, arranging, and really getting a chance to make the kind of music that showcases his righteous vision – instrumentals that have his own ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue with slightly diffrent cover design.)
A stellar early 70s collection of Pablo instrumental sides, tracked between the groundbreaking Java, Java, Java and East Of The River Nile records – Landmark material from a master! Like the above mentioned classics, this one features Pablo's melodica prominently, over some nice roots rhythms ... read moreCD
Lloyd Parks & We The People —
Meet The People ... LP Parks/Pressure Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
An incredibly righteous set from Lloyd Parks and his We The People band – a record that may well even top some of the most soulful sets of the roots reggae years! Parks is both bassist and singer on the set – and his strong tones on the bottom really define the slow-stepping rhythms ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frankie Paul —
Alesha ... LP Powerhouse (Jamaica), 1987. Near Mint- ...
Lee Perry & The Upsetters —
Super Ape ... CD Mango (UK), 1976. New Copy ...
The King Kong of dub albums, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and an essential dub ... read moreCD
One of the ultimate moments from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry – the set of recordings that shut down the Black Ark studios – and which helped build a bridge to the European scene that would help keep Perry's music alive for the next few decades! The sound of the album is even more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two early classics from Lee Perry & The Upsetters – back to back in a single set, with an insane number of bonus tracks too! Clint Eastwood is a record that furthers the idea of the outlaw in reggae – as Lee Perry takes the Upsetters past the safer territory of ska and rocksteady, ... read moreCD
Lee Perry at his best – really finding the best mix of Jamaican rhythms and wilder production that made him a legend! "Jungle Lion" has echoes of Al Green's "Love & Happiness" throughout – blended with lots of echo, weird effects, and a trippy rhythm that's ... read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half between Perry's nicely gritty instrumental moodcraft and hazy vocals, this collection features some ... read moreCD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)